Our April 2020 Spotlight is “Multipure’s Aqualuxe: Cutting Edge Water Treatment,” and for this article we are going to focus on PFAS – perfluoroalkyl substances. You may have also heard of PFOA – perfluorooctanoic acid, and PFOS – perfluorooctane sulfonate, both of which are part of the PFAS grouping of chemical compounds.

PFAS as a substance is commonly used in nonstick cookware, stain-resistant fabrics, and as flame retardants. The main problem is that PFAS is what is known as a “forever chemical” because they do not break down in the environment. Because of that, and because they are used so commonly in consumer goods, studies suggest that almost every water source in America is contaminated with PFAS.

For more specifics on PFAS, please visit our previous in-depth article on the subject, which covers:

  • What these substances are
  • What are “normal” levels
  • How do they get into water
  • What are their effects
  • What is being done about them

Fortunately, PFOA/PFOS are now formally categorized as NSF/ANSI Standard 53 contaminants by NSF International, which means that drinking water systems can be tested and certified under Standard 53 for PFOA/PFOS reduction in drinking water. Best of all, you now have an effective solution to their presence in your drinking water: Multipure’s Aqualuxe drinking water purifier, which is not only NSF-certified to treat contaminants like chlorine and chloramine, lead, asbestos, arsenic, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and bacteria and viruses, but is also the first system NSF-certified to treat PFOA/PFOS in drinking water under NSF/ANSI Standard 53.

Take a look for yourself at the list of contaminants treated by Multipure’s Aqualuxe.

This is one of the reasons why we tout the Aqualuxe as “cutting edge water treatment,” because it is not only NSF-certified to treat the broadest range of drinking water contaminants, but it is also at the forefront of consumers’ contaminant reduction needs. As more contaminants are discovered regularly, and as we learn just how far-reaching and omnipresent “newer” contaminants like microplastics and PFAS have become, it should give you peace of mind knowing that you can protect your family’s water with Multipure and the Aqualuxe.